On the subject of Eclat stems… Spotted over on Wethepeople‘s site, this Jordan Godwin bike check reveals a prototype Eclat riser stem he’s running dubbed the ‘Dune’. There’s no other information as of yet but you can tell from the profile photo this is going to be a lofty one. Be sure to check back for updates on this smart little piece as they come.
While Radio‘s new 2016 green-to-black fade might not be everybody’s cup of tea, the products themselves have been designed to the high standard of all other WeMakeThings parts and have had full input from the Radio team. Here their Canadian shredder, Spencer Ryan shows off the prototype 33mm rise top loader stem with wider top plate and larger headed allen bolts as well as the 7mm thick team sprocket with flush spacers to convert between 24, 22 and 19mm spindles without affecting your chain line. It will be available in 25, 26 and 28 tooth sizes and has 4 crank bolt holes to rotate between to increase longevity (stay away from single holed sprockets kids!)
Spotted over on Merritt’s Instagram feed, hidden amongst a bunch of well placed April Fool’s joke posts was this little beauty; a sample Justin Care signature stem that’s reportedly being sent to the team. There’s no other info except that this looks like a forged stem rather than a machined one to keep costs down and make the wild detailing like the logo and the stem spacer/compression bolt recess. I can’t wait to see the other side!
It seems the guys at Tree are popping out new products faster than we can write about them. Next up is this simple, stylish Timmy Theus signature top load stem that is out now. CNC’ed from 6061-T6 aluminium to Timmy’s exact specifications and styling, this will hold those steering wings of yours tighter than a chubby kid holds a cream cake.
6x 6mm solid bolts
Stack height: 31mm
Available in: black or silver
After over a year of testing from their stacked team, Kink‘s High Rise stem is now available worldwide and comes in either 48mm reach for a more responsive feel or 53mm reach for a stabler ride. Either way if you want to put some extra height on your bars then this is a good way to do it. Hit up your local Kink dealer and get them to order you one if that’s your bag.
Weight: 9.6oz (48mm)/10oz (53mm)
Color: Black, Raw
CNC Machined 6061 Aluminum
Chase Hawk is getting a small overhaul on him stem from Odyssey. The little details are usually what can make something go from being just okay, to being awesome. In this case, the gold lettering really sets off this stem, and the recessed top really makes the stem look a lot smoother. The guys at Odyssey know what they’re doing, and they’re doing it well. Peep the Odyssey site here, and stay tuned for more details on this stem.
This is a cool idea that I’m seeing more and more of… UnitedBikeCo got together with some of the U.K.’s finest rider-owned BMX shops and have come out with these limited edition Metro and Valentino stems; all with different hues and finishes for each shop and the shop’s logo etched into the sides. 20Twenty, Crucial, Customriders, Pijin, Sibot, Source and Voltbmx all have these custom stems so make sure you hit up the one closest to you and represent your local rider-owned enterprise… oh and these are in super limited numbers so I’d be quick about it if I were you. Hit the link for a closer look.
For those of you who were sweating that Camo Stem we posted up at the weekend, Profile and Ride have an Instagram contest going on where you can win a one of a kind Camo Push stem. All you got to do is follow @ridebmx and @profile_racing, post a photo of your best whip, and hashtag it #crackthatwhip.
Sounds simple enough, get on it!